Here are the finished princess peg dolls for the birthday girl. The younger birthday boy now has an urgent need for his own set, so an Elsa, Anna, Spider-man, and firefighter are on the docket. I mentioned in a previous post the Etsy shop that inspired my creations. I bought a little wooden box at Michaels, and that is where the peg gals live.
|the girls from the front, and a hair detail shot|
For actual Thanksgiving, I bring pie. Not pumpkin pie, not apple pie, not pecan pie. Chocolate chip pies. Two of them, because if I only made one, there would be no leftovers, and that is a crime punishable by law. I found the recipe, oh probably 7 years ago, long before Pinterest, and long before I was into reading blogs, so I do not have a digital version. Here is a photo of my well-used, spilled upon recipe card. Please notice the "2 eggs, beaten" smushed onto the end of the first line of ingredients (must've been before spell check too). Obviously, I've adapted this recipe in several different ways, and through those adaptations, I've taken away its credential as a Kentucky Derby Pie. Though I added a copyright symbol back when I typed it, so it must not have been before copyright concerns (gosh, I'm a nerd). I like to do the half white sugar/half brown sugar bit. Brown sugar is just meant to go with chocolate chips. I omit the walnuts, because well, I don't really like walnuts, and I don't want them messing up a perfectly delicious gooey, melty chocolate chip pie. I make this recipe parve by subbing in Earth Balance for the butter.
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and get to spend some QT with the people that you love.
til the drum sticks,